23rd Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium Program Agenda

Friday, September 27, 2024

12:00pmIntroductory Remarks Samuel P. Solish, MD, Course Director
Cataract (12:10pm – 1:55pm)
12:10Challenging Cataract Cases – IOLs Uday Devgan, MD
12:45Premium IOLs in (very) Imperfect Eyes Michael E. Snyder, MD
1:20Challenging Cataract Caes – Complications Uday Devgan, MD
1:55Break/Visit Exhibitors
Glaucoma (2:35pm – 4:30pm)
2:35Population Health Approach to Glaucoma Screening Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MD, MS
3:10Genetics of Glaucoma Screening Rachel Kuchtey, MD, PhD
3:45Exfoliation Glaucoma, Nothing Pseudo About It! Rachel Kuchtey, MD, PhD
4:20Final Questions/Closing Remarks 
5:00Harbor Cruise
6:45Lobster Bake
Dinner Presentation:  The Impacts of Climate Change on the Gulf of Maine
Stephanie Sun, Climate Engagement Specialist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Saturday, September 28, 2024

7:00amPanel Discussion (Breakfast Available in Exhibit Area)
Retina (8:00am – 10:00am)
8:00Diagnosis and Imaging of Macular and Retinal Diseases Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD
8:40Challenges in Addressing the Unmet Needs of Patients with Atrophic AMD
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
9:20Decision Making in the Management of Neovascular AMD Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
10:00Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:45KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Academy Update
Jane C. Edmond, MD, President, American Academy of Ophthalmology
11:30Break/Visit Exhibitors/Lunch Buffet (Working Lunch)
Cataract (12:00pm – 2:15pm)
12:00 pmIris Prostheses: When Native Iris Tissue Just Isn’t Enough Michael E. Snyder, MD
12:40Complex Cataract Cases: Taming the Ornery Cataract
Uday Devgan, MD and Michael E. Snyder, MD
2:00Final Questions/Closing Remarks

Sunday, September 29, 2024

7:00amPanel Discussion (Breakfast Available in Exhibit Area)
Glaucoma (8:00am – 10:00am)
8:00Glaucoma Medication Adherence Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MD, MS
8:40Glaucoma Care Continuum: From SLT to MIGS to Traditional Glaucoma Surgeries
Rachel Kuchtey, MD, PhD
9:20Team Based Approach to Glaucoma Care of the Future Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MD, MS
10:00Break/Visit Exhibitors
Retina (10:45am – 1:00pm)
10:45Management of Diabetic Retinopathy: Guidance from the DRCR Retina Network
Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD
11:25Intraocular Tumors: Diagnosis and Management Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
12:05pmRisk Factors and Management of Epiretinal Membrane Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD
12:45Final Questions/Closing Remarks